Could cryptocurrency dethrone the dollar? Could cryptocurrency dethrone the dollar?

Yet Libra has also attracted the ire of central bankers owing to its origin in the private sector


Tanners to pay rawhide traders' arrears in 3 phases Tanners to pay rawhide traders' arrears in 3 phases

FBCCI Vice-president Rezaul Karim Reznu expresses the hope that the leather industry will flourish in a short time


BGMEA signs collaboration deal with ‘Sudokkho’ BGMEA signs collaboration deal with ‘Sudokkho’

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has signed a collaboration agreement…


US imposes sanctions on wandering Iranian oil tanker US imposes sanctions on wandering Iranian oil tanker

The tanker is believed to be transporting more than 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil


India growth slows to 5% in fresh blow to Modi India growth slows to 5% in fresh blow to Modi

The expansion in Asia's third-largest economy was down from 5.8 percent in the last quarter 


US economy is rising steadily if slowly US economy is rising steadily if slowly

Trump, who is counting on a strong economy to support his re-election bid, has a decidedly upbeat view of the economy


South Korea keen to invest in shipping sector South Korea keen to invest in shipping sector

 South Korea is willing to invest in Bangladesh’s shipping sector, especially in the construction…


Govt signs $185m loan deal with WB to boost renewable energy Govt signs $185m loan deal with WB to boost renewable energy

The $185 million credit also includes a $26.38 million loan and a $2.87 million grant from the Strategic Climate Fund


Asian markets in retreat on trade uncertainty Asian markets in retreat on trade uncertainty

The pound remained under pressure after Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced an extended suspension of parliament


Deal for $185m assistance for renewable energy Thursday Deal for $185m assistance for renewable energy Thursday

The World Bank will provide $185 million to Bangladesh to add up to 310 Megawatt (MW) in renewable energy…


Government selects 17 companies out of 43 for importing LNG 17 firms short listed for importing LNG

Cabinet committee on economic affairs approves a master sale and purchase agreement in connection to the purchase


How serious is India's economic slowdown? How serious is India's economic slowdown?

Rajiv Kumar, the head of the government's think tank Niti Aayog, recently claimed that the current slowdown was unprecedented in 70 years of independent India


NWPGCL signs MoU with Chinese CMC NWPGCL signs MoU with Chinese CMC

NWPGCL Managing Director Engr. AM Khurshedul Alam and CMC chief Ruanguang signed the MoU for implementing renewable power projects


36 cos evade Tk 3,390cr VAT: NBR 36 cos evade Tk 3,390cr VAT: NBR

 36 multinational and local companies have dodged Value Added Tax (VAT) of Taka 3,390 crore


Poverty rate fell by 50 percent in 10 years: Dr Momen Poverty rate fell by 50pc in 10 yrs: Dr Momen

The foreign minister says the present government with its sincere efforts has successfully reduced the poverty rate 



Asian shares mostly up on optimism about US-China trade war Asian shares mostly up despite US-China trade war

The major US indexes are each on track for losses of 3% or more in August in what has been a volatile month for the market 


Kamal for building non-communal, poverty free Bangladesh Kamal for building non-communal, poverty free Bangladesh

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal  urged all to give their utmost efforts to build a non-communal, hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh


Why is China's currency falling? Why is China's currency falling?

Here are five things to know about the yuan's slide:


No more funds will be provided to public banks: Finance Minister No more funds will be provided to public banks: Finance Minister

He says public banks have been provided funds from the national exchequer for filling up the capital deficit. But from now they have to earn their own to maintain all expenditures alongside serving the people


Trump threatens tariffs on French wine as heads to G7 Trump threatens tariffs on French wine as heads to G7

"Those are great American companies, and frankly, I don't want France going out and taxing our companies," says the president


France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires

The angry language follows a spat on Twitter between the two leaders, after Macron angered Bolsonaro by calling on G-7 nations to act for the Amazon being ravaged by wildfires


Prices of onion, garlic increase Prices of onion, garlic increase

The imported onions were retailing at Tk 40-50 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in the city markets on Friday


ABAK project makes 2700 villagers self-reliant ABAK project makes 2700 villagers self-reliant

A total of 2,700 villagers of Rupsha upazila in Khulna became self reliant after getting financial support from 45 branches of Palli Sanchay Bank 


Tipu urges Brazil to cut 35pc import duty Tipu urges Brazil to cut 35pc import duty

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has requested the Brazilian government to reduce the existing 35 percent import duty to ease the method 


Qantas Airways profits lower after oil prices rise Qantas Airways profits lower after oil prices rise

Despite record revenues, the Australian flag carrier said its after-tax profit fell to Aus$891 million (US$604 million), down from Aus$953 million the previous year


Asian markets drop as traders await Powell speech Asian markets drop as traders await Powell speech

Rising hopes for China-US trade talks have provided a much-needed lift to markets over the previous two days but with few fresh catalysts


Central bank issues restrictions on banks’ expenditure BB issues restrictions on banks’ expenditure

If a bank can reduce expenditures, it will gain the ability to compete with other banks by offering attractive interest on loan and deposit


Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Recently investors have been trying to determine whether a recession is on the horizon in the US


NBR issues work order for 10,000 e-fiscal devices NBR issues work order for 10,000 e-fiscal devices

Introduction of the EFDs would not only ensure transparency of the business entities but also prevent VAT dodging


Onion price heats up at Hili Onion price heats up at Hili

The imported onion was selling at Tk 31-32 per kg against Tk 20-22 before the Eid after the export-import activities resumed at the port on Sunday


Tk 120 cr allotted in agriculture to recoup flood damages Tk 120 cr allotted in agriculture to recoup flood damages

The minister came up with the announcement while exchanging Eid greetings with officials at the Secretariat on Sunday afternoon


Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy

Russians, who have seen their purchasing power decline in recent years, are borrowing more and more to buy goods or simply to make ends meet


Traders stop selling rawhide to tanners Traders stop selling rawhide to tanners

Bangladesh Tanners Association, however, says they don’t have anything to do if the traders refuse to sell rawhide going against the government’s request


Trump says Apple will spend ‘vast sums’ in US Trump says Apple will spend ‘vast sums’ in US

The meeting follows Thursday’s announcement from Apple that it has invested roughly $60 billion in the US


US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Stocks around the world jumped Friday to cap another tumultuous week


Hong Kong cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests Hong Kong cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests

It also cited the impact of slowing trade in Asia, global financial market volatility and the risk of disorder as Britain leaves the European Union


German economy shrinks amid trade concerns, auto woes German economy shrinks amid trade concerns, auto woes

Germany's economy is facing headwinds as its auto industry, a key employer and pillar of growth, faces challenges adjusting to tougher emissions standards in Europe and China and to technological change


Bangladesh pavilion wins hearts at Beijing Expo Bangladesh pavilion wins hearts at Beijing Expo

The largest ever gardening show in China continues to draw huge number of visitors every day


Fast-tracked Manikganj power plant fails to start operation Fast-tracked Manikganj power plant fails to start operation

Fast-tracked 162MW Manikganj HFO-based power plant failed to commence commercial operation as per the…

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